Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] Go C++11 and above only, or keep C++03 support?
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-03 12:41:35
On 11/3/18 2:47 PM, Cromwell Enage via Boost wrote:
> Hello, Andrey.
> It's possible to retain the old code for C++03 compilers. Which ones do
> your library users have?
I don't have this data. Boost.Log is documented to support gcc since 4.5
and MSVC since 8.0 SP1. It might be ok to raise the minimum requirement
a bit, if it makes it easier to support in Boost.Parameter and other
lower level libraries, but switching sraight to C++11 might be big deal
for users. I'm not adamantly against it, not to the point I would
rewrite Boost.Log just to stay C++03 compatible. But it would seem that
the C++11 requirement is not that necessary in Boost.Parameter either -
you can just keep the existing code in C++03 mode it it'll work as before.
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